Rare Antique Imperial Russian Samovars. Beautiful Conical Shaped Samovar with double panels and flutes on a self-footed circular base. (Pictured with tea set "W"). Gadrooned upper rim. Folkloric vertical handles and spigot key. Awards issued in 1888. Five Medallion stamps for Design and Exhibition. Stamped with Russian Imperial Double Eagle. Maker: Steam Samovar Factory of Heirs to Vasiliy Stepanovich Batashev - City of Tula.
The Samovar is a tool used both to boil water for preparing tea, as well as serve tea, so appreciated by the Russians. It was introduced in Russia by Peter the Great, and an industrial center, initially, in the Urals, a region rich in minerals, especially copper and iron ore. Later, the Tula region (land Tolstoy) is now also producing this tool, and Tula in 1850 had 128 factories , which produced about 120 thousand units per year. Moreover, there is this City Museum Samovar.
Rare Antique Imperial Russian Samovars. Award winning Magnificent Barrel Shaped Samovar c.1904, adorned with over 20 Award medals and exhibition stamps. Made by I. F. Kapyrzin Sons in Tula, Russia. Beautiful Stars of David decoration on crown and waist. Pictured with teapot A-18. Maker: I. F. Kapyrzin Sons in Tula, Russia
Rare Antique Imperial Russian Samovars. Massive Conical Shaped Samovar. Russian Imperial Samovars were presented at exhibitions in Russia and abroad in the 18th and 19th centuries. The designers and makers were often awarded with medals, the reprints of which were later engraved or stamped on the Samovars and on Samovars of like design from the same maker or their heirs.
Rare Antique Imperial Russian Samovars. Rare Tombak Bronze Russian Imperial Samovar. Mid 19th Century. Following the assassination of Alexander II, waves of pogroms swept Russia and the Ukraine. As a result, many families were desperate to make the voyage to America.